[Haskell-cafe] Changes to cabal-install

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 16:22:27 UTC 2014


On 14 March 2014 17:03, Amy de Buitléir <amy at nualeargais.ie> wrote:
> Question 1
> ----------
> Until recently, the command
>     cabal install --enable-tests
> used to build and run the tests. Now it seems I need to do
>     cabal test
> which then compiles the tests and runs them. So is the --enable-tests flag
> doing anything, or is it now obsolete?

Using 'cabal test' is preferable. You don't want to reinstall the
package each time you run the test suite.

> Question 2
> ----------
> With my project, I do, in order:
> 1. cabal sandbox init --sandbox <directory>
> 2. cabal install --only-dependencies
> 3. cabal build --ghc-options=-Werror
> 4. cabal test
> But when I do step 3, I get a strange warning message: "The sandbox was
> created after the package was already configured." Huh? Creating the sandbox
> was the first thing I did!

Does this still happen with cabal-install HEAD? If it does, please
file an issue here: https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/new

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